Worlds collide for Cam as the guys are joined by Paintball Pro, and fellow celiac, Matt Kling. Matt is 21 and currently plays professional paintball for the top team, San Diego Dynasty (the Yankees of paintball). His celiac diagnosis coincided closely to his rise to the top of his sport. Matt shares some of the struggles that he endured along the way. His team has traveled all around the world and some of the destinations have been much easier to navigate than others. He ultimately has not let these challenges slow him down or get in the way of his passion for paintball.
Mike and Cam talk a little bit about some of Cam’s favorite podcasters. They also talk about an article written by an inmate with celiac who is not getting treated well by the prison system. Finally, they talk about gluten in their dreams. Do you have dreams that you are eating gluten (both fantasy and the nightmare variety)? If so, please share them with us!
Mike and Cam are pleased to be joined by Bob Goodman, founder and CEO of Goodman Gluten Free. Bob shares his fascinating experiences in the food industry spanning a lifetime. From his early years as a butcher to his training in pastry in France, we hear what ultimately inspired him to come out of retirement to start a gluten free company for the first time.
Each year during Celiac Awareness Month, Mike and Cam take the pulse of the celiac world by putting out their “Celiac State of the Union.” This year’s episode is extra large and especially interesting as they look at the now very controversial “Know Celiac” campaign put together by many of the top celiac groups. They also share their thoughts on the Columbia Study that found that 32% of food tested at restaurants were found to contain gluten, and find out which states are Googling “celiac” the most.
Hot off the trails of her first school over-nighter, Mike’s daughter, Jessica (10), shares the ups and downs she encounters as a first time solo celiac traveler. Even well planned trips like this one have some mishaps, and Jessica handles them like a champ!